If you want to join a nude hike for the first time, you often have to ask yourself what to consider. Here are some hints and experiences:
How to participate in an initiated nudevent?
You will find an overview of initiated nudevents (hikes, bike rides, sports etc.) in the Calendar of nudevents. You may use it by browsing through the whole view of entries sorted by date or you may filter it by category.
Pls take into account, that the software does not support a multi-language set-up comprehensively. It is translated as far as possible. The entries are in often in German, perhaps in German and English, or in another language. Pls ask the initiator of the nudevent of your choice, in which language you two could communicate the best.
By clicking onto the information symbol ⓘ right of the headline of the nudevent, you will get a description of the event and information how to register. In most cases, there is an e-mail address or a link to a web registration form given. Just use it in order to register.
A few days before the date of the nudevent, the initiator will send you information by e-mail about the meeting point, arrival, and the course of the nudevent. Usually the meeting point is a car park, from where the nudevent begins, but sometimes you meet at places easy to locate, from where you continue together by car to the starting point of the nudevent.
How do I behave on the spot?
At the meeting point, the initiator will welcome you. Then you only have to do that, what the other hikers do as well: First chat a bit, and when it starts, undress and start hiking. Most hikers prefer to walk on gravel paths with shoes and stockings, others wear sandals without stockings – shoes should be well worn to avoid blisters. On sand and meadow stretches, it is of course easier to change to barefoot walking, if you wear sandals without stockings – but you should be used to it!
What should I take with me?
A shoulder bag or rucksack can be helpful to transport provisions, but especially a drink. How much you need to eat and drink is up to you.
- A towel, you may sit on during your rest and you may use to dry off, could be helpful.
- Handkerchiefs as needed.
- Emergency clothing (gym pants, loinclothes, skirts, or similar) – only for the case, that a hike partially leads through a built-up area.
- Warm clothing, if there is a risk of cold spells.
- Rain and wind shelter, if there is a risk of rain or storm.
- Sun protection, if there is a risk of sunburn.
- Insect protection in case of hungry mosquitoes and biting flies.
- Tick protection, if there is a risk of ticks.
One behaves as a nude hiker like other hikers: We wish a good day, when someone encounters us, and answer openly and friendly, if someone asks us or speeks to us. We do not address other hikers on our own initiative, because we want to refrain from any action, that others might find annoying.
Of course, we naturally behave considerately and caring towards nature, animals, and people – we are naturists.
For those, who want to prepare themselves in detail, Nicole Wunram's book (in German) is recommended:
Nicole Wunram, Nacktwandern
More info about that on her website nacktwanderguide.de (in German)